Green Manufacturing Discussed at Trinity Business Network Event
The Trinity Business Network (TBN) presented “Greening Business,” a panel discussion on environmental responsibility in manufacturing on February 26. Panel participants included Dr. Tim Lindsey from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center; Diane Bunse from Herman Miller, Inc.; and Arnie Stolte from Stolte Enterprises.
Local business people, faculty, and business students discovered how the manufacturing processes used and promoted by these companies and others are environmentally responsible. A common goal shared by these companies is to continue to find ways to reduce waste.
“If you factor in the true cost of being wasteful, you can’t afford to not be green,” said Dr. Tim Lindsey, associate director of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center in Champaign, Illinois.
Diane Bunse, an environmental specialist for Herman Miller, Inc., in Zeeland, Michigan, and Arnie Stolte ’72, president of Stolte Enterprises, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, joined Lindsey in the discussion of environmental stewardship.
Students interested in pursuing work in the environmental field were encouraged by the guest speakers.
“Sustainability is about doing things better,” said Lindsey. “It is about behavior change, and that can involve every expertise from psychology to the social sciences.”
Bunse added, “A career in this field can happen from any discipline as long as the person has a passion for it.”
For more information on TBN, contact Ruth De Bruyn at 708.239.4827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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